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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st July 2021, 11:32 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 977
Posted By Ren Ren
Has anyone noticed the ornament along the edge?...

Has anyone noticed the ornament along the edge? It seemed familiar to me and I did my little research.
This ornamental motif is called Parang Rusak - "Broken Sword" and is originally present on...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 19th July 2021, 12:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 857
Posted By Ren Ren
Amazing things rarely happen. We both know how a...

Amazing things rarely happen. We both know how a little black boy from Abyssinia made an excellent career in military service in Russia - in the middle of the 18th century he was promoted to...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 18th July 2021, 01:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 857
Posted By Ren Ren
I am not aware of the facts of the export of...

I am not aware of the facts of the export of labor from the colonies to Europe before the 1st World War. But I cannot rule it out completely.
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 17th July 2021, 11:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 857
Posted By Ren Ren
This is a beautiful version! I think that the...

This is a beautiful version!
I think that the answer may be suggested by studying the wood from which the carved part is made.
If it is tropical wood, then there is a high probability that the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th July 2021, 11:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 476
Posted By Ren Ren
Hi Iain! Thanks for sharing this information! ...

Hi Iain! Thanks for sharing this information!
The study of the regional characteristics of the swords of Laos is a new and very exciting topic for me. Laos includes three historical regions -...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th July 2021, 12:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 476
Posted By Ren Ren
I definitely love this item! The aroma of...

I definitely love this item! The aroma of antiquity is felt in it!
Do you attribute its origin to the south of Laos, the historical region Champasak?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th July 2021, 12:27 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 977
Posted By Ren Ren
I also noticed some similarities between this...

I also noticed some similarities between this sword and Vietnamese items.
A significant part of the Cham people in Vietnam are Muslims. But I have never seen items from Vietnam decorated with Arabic...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd July 2021, 11:32 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 52,883
Posted By Ren Ren
One of the most interesting knives I've seen in...

One of the most interesting knives I've seen in the past few years.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th June 2021, 08:15 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,383
Posted By Ren Ren
I totally agree with you, David! Once I saw such...

I totally agree with you, David! Once I saw such a sword and they told me exactly the same thing about it. I can see the skin of a snake or a lizard on the hilt, but not a stingray in the Japanese...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th May 2021, 11:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,993
Posted By Ren Ren
Unfortunately, the tradition of making universal...

Unfortunately, the tradition of making universal belt knives is almost lost. Today more than 90% of knives are kitchen and table models.
Until recently, the tradition was alive in East Turkestan,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th May 2021, 11:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,993
Posted By Ren Ren
This knife shape and style of decoration took...

This knife shape and style of decoration took place throughout the 20th century. But silver in the USSR was used in accordance with strict rules - the state assay mark was required. Therefore, I...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th May 2021, 11:45 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,475
Posted By Ren Ren
This sword was discussed at the Russian Weapons...

This sword was discussed at the Russian Weapons Forum a year and a half ago. The discussion was heated and the opinions of the judges were divided :)

P.S. I don't know if the rules allow direct...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th May 2021, 09:04 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,475
Posted By Ren Ren
Here are two more photos of the same blade. I...

Here are two more photos of the same blade. I must admit that I like him.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th May 2021, 08:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,993
Posted By Ren Ren
I will cautiously assume - the first third of the...

I will cautiously assume - the first third of the 20th century.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th May 2021, 12:43 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,475
Posted By Ren Ren
These are the opening lines from "Song of the...

These are the opening lines from "Song of the Precious Sword" 宝剑篇 by poet Li Qiao 李 嶠 (654? -714?), included in a collection compiled by another poet of the Tang Dynasty, Cui Rong 崔 融 (653-706)....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th May 2021, 10:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,448
Posted By Ren Ren
This blade is decorated with great taste and...

This blade is decorated with great taste and attention to detail. It is so harmonious that it is impossible to judge its size if you do not hold it in your hands.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th May 2021, 11:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,993
Posted By Ren Ren
However, I want to wait a bit ;)

However, I want to wait a bit ;)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th May 2021, 09:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,448
Posted By Ren Ren
Thanks, Iain! I am absolutely delighted! This is...

Thanks, Iain! I am absolutely delighted! This is the most elegant Burmese blade I've ever seen! I think the handle is made from sanded bamboo root.

In the photo, what could serve as material for...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th May 2021, 09:26 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 7,124
Posted By Ren Ren
Thank you! This is useful information.

Thank you! This is useful information.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th May 2021, 09:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,993
Posted By Ren Ren
I agree, but with one caveat. If the metal...

I agree, but with one caveat. If the metal fittings are made of silver, then the item is older and comes from the Emirate of Bukhara. If the fittings are made of an alloy of lead and tin, then it is...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th May 2021, 12:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,681
Posted By Ren Ren
Yesss!! You found that coin! Congratulations! ...

Yesss!! You found that coin! Congratulations!
And I was wrong about one character 分.
一分之百 Probably right is "one part in a hundred".
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th May 2021, 08:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,925
Posted By Ren Ren
A wonderful story! Congratulations!

A wonderful story! Congratulations!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th May 2021, 12:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,681
Posted By Ren Ren
一百之金 These four Chinese characters appear to be...

一百之金
These four Chinese characters appear to be depicted. Can be translated as "one hundred of gold / one hundred of money". That's all I can say.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th April 2021, 12:04 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,475
Posted By Ren Ren
Jim, this is my pleasure! I agree that this...

Jim, this is my pleasure!

I agree that this inscription in context indicates that the sword belonged to the anti-Qing rebels.
Serge
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th April 2021, 12:47 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,475
Posted By Ren Ren
I apologize for interfering! The following is...

I apologize for interfering!
The following is written on this sword:
大明萬歴年製
dmng wn l nin zh
"Great Ming Dynasty to rule for ten thousand years!"
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